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Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:03:00 -0400

Police departments in about 95 percent of cities nationally have put wearable cameras on officers, or soon plan to. But do these body cameras make neighborhoods safer? Scientists want to find out.

In Surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis Asks The Powerful For 'Revolution Of Tenderness'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:38:00 -0400

The pontiff's message seemed to be directed at the audience in the room. "The more powerful you are," he said, "the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don't, your power will ruin you."

Facebook Responding To Another Broadcasted Killing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:03:00 -0400

A man killed his infant daughter in Thailand and broadcast it live on Facebook. It comes just after the company dealt with another killing on Facebook Live that happened in Cleveland.

Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:01:00 -0400

DoggoLingo is a rising language on the Internet that's full of cutesy suffixes and onomatopoeias. It might even change the way you talk to your pet.

Murder Video Again Raises Questions About How Facebook Handles Content

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:00 -0400

A murder video uploaded to Facebook brought attention to how the company monitors upsetting content. Artificial intelligence may be a solution, but experts say it could bring unwanted results.

Former Microsoft CEO Launches New Tool For Finding Government Data

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:00 -0400

On Tax Day, Steve Ballmer announced USAFacts — a website where anyone can look up where government money comes from, and how it's spent, along with lots of other data.

The Call-In: Retailers Decline While Amazon Grows

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:12:08 -0400

We explore the recent retail plunge — is really all about Amazon? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Derek Thompson of The Atlantic, who says it's more complicated than that.

Robert Taylor, A Pioneer Of Modern Computing And The Internet, Dies At 85

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:13:00 -0400

Nearly 50 years ago, visionary Bob Taylor channeled his frustrations with inefficient communication methods into launching the personal computer, as well as the forerunner of today's Internet.

Tech Creates Our Political Echo Chambers. It Might Also Be A Solution

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:49:00 -0400

Social media took a lot of blame for intensifying polarization and partisan acrimony during the presidential campaign. Now some startups and researchers are trying to burst ideological filter bubbles.

More Travelers Entering U.S. Are Being Asked For Their Cellphones And Passwords

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The Department of Homeland Security says such demands aren't routine and represent a fraction of those entering the country.

Preserving Memories: In Emails To A Toddler, A Window Into Her Parents' Love

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:42:00 -0400

TO: Ava / FROM: Dad / SUBJECT: Your very first email ever! / "Hi Ava Bean! This is your dad (who is still getting use to that title) emailing you."

How Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 08:02:00 -0400

When tragic events happen, social media quickly fills with rumors and fake stories. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Kate Starbird of the University of Washington about misinformation on the web.

Reading The Game: Bioshock Infinite

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 07:00:13 -0400

It's a simple premise — a guy, a girl, a gun and a debt to repay — but in Bioshock Infinite it becomes a mind-bending story about politics, oppression, change and sacrifice. Set in a flying city.

What Is The Hatch Act? And What Does It Mean For Government Employees And Twitter?

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 21:01:00 -0400

Last weekend, a Trump staffer was accused of violating the 1939 law barring federal employees from certain political activities. But the jury's still out over whether he actually did.

Twitter Withdraws Lawsuit After DHS Drops Demands For Alt-Account's Identity

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:15:00 -0400

The social media giant alleged that the Department of Homeland Security was illegally trying to identify the anonymous @ALT_uscis account. In its latest filing, Twitter says the summons was withdrawn.